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Feb 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
boomers. do we need to cut it today with the economy still as weak as it is? no, we don't. the idea debt is a problem and manufactured -- chris: everybody get in on this. who gets hurt if we have a situation at the end of this month, march 1, where there's a huge cut in government spending. watch what happens and we lose a lot of pentagon jobs. a lot of people out of work. stop by and stores closed, supporting organizations and some contractors are out of work. who gets blamed, president or republicans in congress? >> in the end i think the president. we americans under this habit of thinking i think the presidents have too much -- deserve too much for a good economy and too much blame for a bad economy. what a president does is pretty important but not as important as sometimes other factors. chris: if we have a shutdown or second recession or something like it, double dip, who gets hurt? >> republicans believe your theory, michael, it's the president. the buck stops with him. fundamentally -- >> chris: he's the one scared of this sequester more than anybody it seems. >> but at the same
Feb 24, 2013 11:00am EST
billion taken out of the economy. >> this is going to be a real deal. the world will not stop on march 1. but there will be problems with air travel. there will be problems with meat inspection. research at research university is going to be cut. head start will be cut. it's going to be real. and it's just the beginning. don't forget, there's another thing called a continuing resolution that ends on march 27. that could shut down the government and there's another debt ceiling. so that whole "groundhog day" thing has three more iterations just in the next few months. chris: katty, you're laughing but here we go again. a lot of these cuts will take government spending in some areas discretionary spending down to where it was as a percentage of the economy where it was in the 1950's. these are serious cuts. but look, president doesn't get hurt that much. 49% of the country blame republicans. and 31% blame obama. he gets relatively off on this thing. >> he gets relatively on it at the moment, in comparison with the republicans. barcia the republicans are the ones who have been talki
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